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TRU Black friday ad

legogrrl4legogrrl4 Member Posts: 42
edited November 2013 in Shopping USA/Canada
I don't think this has been posted yet. But there are some lego deals spread out across the pages. The one that I was most interested were the deals on page 12. The lego city town square for 74.99 and a few other SW sets. Sorry can't type up full thing, I am at work!
http://blackfriday.com/stores/toys-r-us/flyers/black-friday
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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,262
    $79.99 Gunship isn't a bad deal either. 33% off RRP.
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 349
    I really hope these deals, especially the town square one, will be online. The thought of going to Toys R Us depresses me. The thought of going on Black Friday makes me ill.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    edited November 2013
    I don't remember if they put any of these online last year. They usually do not, since the lower prices are meant to get people into the store.

    There's always the possibility Amazon will match some of these with Lightning Deals over the course of the holiday weekend.

    Personally, no price is good enough to get me into TRU on Black Friday. My wife did it one year and said it was one of the worst shopping experiences of her life.
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    ^^ On the page with the Town Square/Gunship, it says "Offer available in store only" (right under the big "Save $60").

    Also, I went to TRU BF last year, and it wasn't as bad as I had expected, at least at my location. I got there at around 11pm, wait for about 10 mins outside (for people to leave the store), went in and got my Lego set, but did have to wait about 10 mins to checkout. Overall, I was happy. Not sure I want to go at 5am this year just to get the Town Square though.
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,667
    edited November 2013
    Ugh.. Wow, never thought I would break my oath to never go out early on BF to fight for good deals until I saw that Town Square for 75.. Also never thought I would be breaking that oath by going to a TRU.
    margotred237kylejohnson11
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    ^yeah, that...
  • turtle1173turtle1173 Member Posts: 230
    edited November 2013
    My daughter (who is 14 now) and I have a "father-daughter tradition" that we started a few years ago. We go and do the black Friday thing. We try and find the best lego deals, then anything else we like at the places we are going for "Mom and brother". Then we go to Denny's and get "all you can eat" pancakes! It's a lot of fun this way. She's been excited about this for months now. The Gunship and Town square being in a decent sale will just make this year all the more fun :-)
    khmellymelred5bluemodern
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    edited November 2013
    Poochy said:

    Not sure I want to go at 5am this year just to get the Town Square though.

    You don't have to. TRU Black Friday starts at 5pm on Thursday this year. :P
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,667
    edited November 2013
    ^- I believe @Poochy meant he wants to get the Square with the good price. The Advert says the Town Square price is a 5am doorbuster
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,896
    I'd love the Town Square for $75. But it's not enough to get out of my food coma on 5pm Thursday.
    tmgm528
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    edited November 2013
    ^^ Right, that was my understanding as well. It's hard to pass up on that Town Square opportunity though, even at 5am, given that it's a TRU exclusive (or at least I think it is).
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,289
    Wow, would really like to snag a Town Square at that price. 5am at TRU is just brutal though.

    I saw in the leaked Gamestop BF ad they are promising "a free Lego building set or keychain with any Lego game purchase for any system". No image or wording as to what those might be. Maybe leftover Loki keychains or a poly of some kind? Might be worth a look if you plan on getting a Lego game anyway.
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    Well even though some of these deals are good the thought of going to toys-r-us black friday with all the crazy parents in the world looking for that one thing for there kid. Not worth it for me. I usually just do some Amazon deals and of course Cyber Monday.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 664
    The flyer also says spend $75 on anything and get a $10 gift card.

    I enjoy Black Friday just to watch people. Walmart, for example, has a frenzy at midnight for the video games, which lasts a good 15-20 seconds until all the copies are gone. Then it's pretty quiet after that.

    Toys R Us last time I went was a fairly pleasant experience. I got the City Corner set for like 40% off or something. Just walked in picked one off the shelf, and got in line. The checkout line took a good 15 minutes, but it was moving at a fairly regular speed. Everyone was calm and it wasn't too loud.

    I wish TRU didn't call their deals "doorbusters" though. That brings to mind the people who have been hurt in past "frenzies."
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    It says Friday till Saturday at close. I could go after
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    It varies by store I'm sure, but the TRU locations I've been to on Black Friday over the past 10 years have always been a madhouse.

    They have been and still are the de facto place most people go when toy shopping. They also traditionally have one of the earliest openings so the lines build up.
    kylejohnson11
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 664
    Here's a breakdown I did. % Discounts are based on MSRP, not TRU markups.

    Thursday and Friay All Day
    Spend $75 on anything and get a $10 gift card.

    5pm Thursday
    70011 Chima Eagle's Castle $22.49 (almost 50% off) - MSRP $39.99

    The following are just categorized as $9.99-14.99 (50% off). Prices are estimated based on TRU regular price.
    5006 Legends of Chima Game $9.99 (50% off) - $19.99 MSRP
    3865 City Alarm Game $12.08 (almost 50% off) - $19.99 MSRP, TRU $22.99
    3920 the Hobbit Game $14.99 (at or just over 50% off) - $34.99 MSRP
    3856 Ninjago Game $14.99 (almost 50% off) - $24.99 MSRP, TRU $29.99, sold out at LEGO [email protected]

    The following are just categorized as $11.69-55.24 (35% off). Prices are estimated based on TRU regular price.
    6867 Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape $16.24 (almost 25% off) - MSRP $19.99, TRU $24.99
    7288 Mobile Police Unit $35.74 (almost 30% off) - MSRP $44.99, TRU $54.99
    5767 Cool Cruiser $28.59 (almost 25% off) - MSRP $39.99, TRU $43.99
    7345 Transport Chopper $27.29 (almost 30% off) - MSRP $34.99, TRU $38.99
    7347 Highway Pickup $55.24 (30% off) - MSRP $79.99, TRU $84.99
    4433 Dirt Bike Transporter $16.24 (almost 25% off) - MSRP $19.99, TRU $24.99
    3183 Stephanie's Cool Convertible $12.59 (15% off) - MSRP $14.99, TRU $17.99, sold out at LEGO [email protected]
    3184 Adventure Camper $26.00 (almost 30% off) - MSRP $34.99, TRU $39.99, sold out at LEGO [email protected]

    5am Friday
    75021 Republic Gunship $79.99 (just over 35% off) - MSRP $119.99, TRU $139.99
    9515 Malevolence $89.99 (25% off) - MSRP $119.99, TRU $149.99
    60026 Town Square $74.99 (almost 40% off) - MSRP $119.99, TRU $134.99
    ogelogelDoubleDcanon03turtle1173madforLEGOlego007kylejohnson11
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I am kinda upset, I just got town square at lego store thinking it would not be discounted ever.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,262
    ^ Why would you think that? It wasn't part of the No discount list.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    There's no reason to be upset. The LEGO store will accept a return for up to 90 days, which even gives you time to wait to make sure you can actually pick up a set at TRU on Black Friday which is far from a given.

    Also, to my knowledge, Town Square is not on the LEGO discount exclusion list, so there's no reason to think it would never be discounted.
    Jonn420bluemodern
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    edited November 2013
    I wonder if you put a Town Square on lay-away and picked it up that Friday if they would honor the sale price on it?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,667
    I'm guessing unless they have a price matching thing for layaway items (which would probably also exclude BF prices) Im guessing the layaway price is what the price was when you put it to layaway, but that is just a guess.
    Likely though, knowing TRUs penchant for exclusions and limits on discounts and whatnot.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,667
    So has anyone heard if the rumors of rewards members can get the BF deals on Wednesday before Thanksgiving?
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 295
    ^^^I tried to buy the town square online for in-store pick up wed or thurs for the deal (would ask for an adjustment) but it is showing out of stock in all the stores within 100 miles of me. I do for a fact know that it is not o/s, as i just saw it in the closest store. Ah well. Good luck everyone. Can't make it those days.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    Thanos75 said:

    I wonder if you put a Town Square on lay-away and picked it up that Friday if they would honor the sale price on it?


    Yes they will, but it is a long complicated process. ...likely to upset those behind you in line... Guy in front of me in line today did a similar transaction. They completed the layaway, then did a return and then he bought his dollhouse at sale price.
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 295
    I received an email with a link to the "members only early access" specials and the town square is not one of them :(

    There are 8 sets listed at 35% off, albeit TRU regular retails.

    Hopefully, this link will work -

    http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/112413_RRU_Early_Black_Friday_Offers.pdf
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,667
    ^ thanks for the Heads up, may try to go to TRU on Wednesday and see if they happen to have the TS on sale, if not, then I guess I will need to get up early for a BF door buster after all, do not want to, but it is a good price
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 699
    I went in on Friday night to pick up some special Barbie stuff when one of my manager friends told me to watch for deals on Wednesday. He couldn't say what...but the topic came up when I asked him if they were gonna have enough Town Squares on hand for Black Friday. They had a total of 6 on hand.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    ^ACK, 6? Did he mention to watch for deals in store or online also?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,667
    edited November 2013
    scotty12 said:

    I went in on Friday night to pick up some special Barbie stuff when one of my manager friends told me to watch for deals on Wednesday. He couldn't say what...but the topic came up when I asked him if they were gonna have enough Town Squares on hand for Black Friday. They had a total of 6 on hand.

    And that is what I am worried about.. I mean if there are only a handful of items in the store at the price they will not last long.
    I really think they should make a law that states if you are having such a sale you much have x of them in stock and on hand OR give out rain checks for that item when the sales starts and no items are present. (not sure if TRU, or anyone else for that matter, offer rain checks anymore)
  • Chang405Chang405 Member Posts: 81
    3 Toys r Us's around me. One has 2, one has 3 and another has 7 TS on the shelves. Going to be interesting.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Now I know why people hide stuff in stores.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,905
    My TRU today had over 50 Town Squares out ready for Black Friday. Don't panic. I am willing to bet every store has at least that many and probably double that. Still not going out at 5 am to get it though. That's insane :)
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 699
    Last week....it was either Tues. or Wed. my local TRU had 2 of them and then Friday, after a recent truckload shipment, they now have 6. When I asked if they were getting more...he just said "He hoped." This TRU gets truck delivery on Tuesday and said he was hoping for more then. Nothing like cutting it close. This TRU usually takes 1-2weeks to get new stuff(polys) on the floor, they're gonna have to hussle this week.
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,177
    Can we just buy the TS now and get a price adjustment on Friday?
  • JeffHJeffH Member Posts: 173
    kwkw said:

    Can we just buy the TS now and get a price adjustment on Friday?

    I think so and this is what I am going to do as I am flying back home next Friday so I plan to buy it today and do a return and purchase back on Saturday since the price is good till Saturday closing time. As long as your credit card does not carry interest payment, there is no harm and the worst will be just returning the set.
  • Chang405Chang405 Member Posts: 81
    ^if everyone does that, wouldn't that leave them with no stock and defeat their BF ad? This is just a question, not some sort of moral inquisition. :p
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,316
    kwkw said:

    Can we just buy the TS now and get a price adjustment on Friday?

    I was told no price adjustments for Black Friday ad

  • ObserverObserver Member Posts: 60
    edited November 2013

    scotty12 said:

    I went in on Friday night to pick up some special Barbie stuff when one of my manager friends told me to watch for deals on Wednesday. He couldn't say what...but the topic came up when I asked him if they were gonna have enough Town Squares on hand for Black Friday. They had a total of 6 on hand.

    And that is what I am worried about.. I mean if there are only a handful of items in the store at the price they will not last long.
    I really think they should make a law that states if you are having such a sale you much have x of them in stock and on hand OR give out rain checks for that item when the sales starts and no items are present. (not sure if TRU, or anyone else for that matter, offer rain checks anymore)
    That's laughable. I hope that was the intention of your post.
  • JeffHJeffH Member Posts: 173
    Chang405 said:

    ^if everyone does that, wouldn't that leave them with no stock and defeat their BF ad? This is just a question, not some sort of moral inquisition. :p

    Well blame the store management NOT putting aside adequate quantity for the BF. ;) Not adjusting price? Fine I can simply return the overpriced box and that is my right. They can choose to not sell it to me again (it will automatically ring up BF price) and that is their right but do not blame me for giving them some "nice compliment" when the survey comes. ;)
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,328
    @pharmjod- The TRU across from Lexington Green?
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,905
    Yup
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Observer said:

    scotty12 said:

    I went in on Friday night to pick up some special Barbie stuff when one of my manager friends told me to watch for deals on Wednesday. He couldn't say what...but the topic came up when I asked him if they were gonna have enough Town Squares on hand for Black Friday. They had a total of 6 on hand.

    And that is what I am worried about.. I mean if there are only a handful of items in the store at the price they will not last long.
    I really think they should make a law that states if you are having such a sale you much have x of them in stock and on hand OR give out rain checks for that item when the sales starts and no items are present. (not sure if TRU, or anyone else for that matter, offer rain checks anymore)
    That's laughable. I hope that was the intention of your post.
    Hope so too.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,328
    pharmjod said:

    Yup

    I never thought I'd go to a TRU, much less at 5am.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    At 5am surely only a handful of people would be there? It's not like that have any ridiculous door busters (I.e. game consoles for $10 or something crazy).

    If I wanted enough stuff, I'd rock up that early to avoid crowds. In the runup to Christmas most department stores in malls open later and that's when I do most of my Christmas shopping (10pm or later).
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Yes, now the debate begins... do I really want this set or not?
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Just received a TRU online coupon, $15 off $100 11/25-11/27:

    15OFF
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    margot said:

    Yes, now the debate begins... do I really want this set or not?

    If I ever find myself debating, I usually say no.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    ^I guess I should have said, do I want this set badly enough to get up at 4 am to get a good deal on it. I do want this set.
    kylejohnson11
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Bricktober minifigs for sale online if anyone still wants these.
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